Analyst: Samsung Galaxy S III sales remain strong despite trial and Apple iPhone 5 launch
Localytics provides analytics and marketing to the largest publishers of iOS and Android apps. From this perspective, they have a handle on the number of new Samsung Galaxy S III units seen by apps each week. Based on those numbers, average sales of the Samsung Galaxy S III have have grown on average 9% each week since August 1st. Not too shabby at all. But even more impressive is that sales spiked twice since August 1st. The first time came right after the $1.05 billion jury verdict against Samsung as sales of the flagship Android smartphone soared 16% the same week that the verdict was announced. Localytics says that the sales jump occurred because press coverage made it appear that the Samsung Galaxy S III was similar to the Apple iPhone, giving fans of the latter device another option.
pent up demand hit right after the 6th generation Apple iPhone was unveiled. Obviously this indicated that potential phone buyers waited to see what the Apple iPhone 5 would offer, and perhaps were not impressed enough to change their purchasing plans.
For the week ended this past Monday, the Samsung Galaxy S III showed 9% growth. These figures are cumulative which means at this point, Samsung is selling a ton of Galaxy S III units even after it's main competitor has been released. Looking ahead, the next challenge comes from the same stable with the upcoming U.S. launch of the Samsung GALAXY Note II. The HTC One X+, announced on Tuesday, and all of those new Windows Phone 8 models might also offer some competition as well as the LG Optimus G. Right now, it certainly looks like the Samsung Galaxy S III does not have a glass jaw. It has taken some shots squarely to the face and has responded by getting stronger.
source: Localytics via BGR
16. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 6799; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
This is based on an analyst's perspective. It may not be an actual representation of the real market scenario.
22. darkkjedii (Posts: 15661; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
As an iPhone user primarily, I must say the the gs3 is a fantastic device and should b a strong seller even with the equally fantastic ip5. People should also understand that the galaxy doesn't really appeal to the iOS sector, just as the iPhone doesn't really appeal to the android sector. The galaxy is gonna sell strong due to the strong fan base, just as the iPhone is gonna sell strong due to the strong fan base. Both phones will steal a bit of each others fan base, and that's just how it goes. They r both the best phones on the market and u can't go wrong either way.
32. letgomyeggroll (Posts: 138; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)
darkjedii, they use the exact same method to determine how many IPhones sold or think they sold. For the IPhones it mostly determine by the resalers order not actual sold to comsumers. I have not once go to any stores and find out IPhones are out of stock.
55. darkkjedii (Posts: 15661; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Well I can't say that I've never found the iPhone to b sold out, but I see what your saying.
116. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1169; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
You just cant keep a good phone (Galaxy S3 of course) down!
Signs that maybe Apple doesn't have it anymore and Samsung's got it all :)
127. darkkjedii (Posts: 15661; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Well apple still has it, but Samsung is an awesome company too. Apples doing just fine, and so is Sammy. The mobile market is very diverse...lots to choose from. Me myself, I'm big on android and iOS and currently own the ip5 and Htc one x. I'm really liking the note 2 though. I mite snag one if the size is manageable. Due to my job the one handed operation thing is really important.
119. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
and even Android does not steal your money like iOS6 does:http://goo.gl/c60kF :)
121. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)
well said bro.
35. tedkord (Posts: 7378; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Now, stick your fingers in your ears and keep yelling, "I can't hear you! I can't hear you! Nah nah nah nah. I can't hear you!"
43. jroc74 (Posts: 5541; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
It doesnt really matter at this point. The iPhone (insert number here) isnt gonna kill off Android anymore than the next Android phone is gonna kill off the iPhone.
The market still says as a whole Android has a huge lead and a huge market share. It cant be too hard to imagine that one of the latest Android phones is part of the reason. The Galaxy S line historically has been a big seller.
54. darkkjedii (Posts: 15661; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Well said bro. People need to understand that at this stage in tech there r more killers. The iPhone brand is safe and thriving, the galaxy brand is safe and thriving. The phones the need to worry r feature phones as more people move to smart phones, namely iPhone galaxy, and Htc.
104. PapaSmurf (Posts: 9849; Member since: 14 May 2012)
So they sold over 20 million devices in less than three months and you are here denying...
I just wish you can Google facts about both sides of the two OSs rather than Apple's...
109. whysoserious (Posts: 318; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
But if it's an analyst's perspective in favor of Apple, i'm sure you'll be hell as fast as lightning to believe, comment and praise Apple here.
129. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3072; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Aren't fools like you so quick to brag and yell about Apple sales that come from the same exact sources? Lol it never ceases to amaze me how biased and one track minded you can be.
38. Apple_Royally_ (banned) (Posts: 42; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)
AppleRoyally says: The device is only a small part of the whole. The OS and the app are much bigger part of the user experience. iOs the iPhone5 is much better OS than DROID hands down. i've programmed in both andhave use both phones. There are far more iOs only quality apps! Also the intergration of iPhone in the enterprize is becoming the standard one device vs dozens of Android device. DROID will never become an enterprise OS.
58. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Android is more "flexible" OS than iOS also Android is Open Source and you still talking such things about programing, think twice again!
Also have you ever heard about Google ADK and Arduino?
iOS can't give such opportunity!
And such thigs are very important because such things gives ability for people to create and innovate and it is very important! A lot of innovations can be made using this which will help in our live! I'm even not talking about enterprise opportunities...
2. osmaankhaan (unregistered)
samsung all the way to the top now
99. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1344; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
True that!! Note II makes the S3 look like last years model. The iPhone 5 is already below these 2 phones and we still have a bunch of phones coming out this year. The iPhone 5 is fast and that's it. The screen size is still not enough, expensive proprietary cables, outdated iOS and a CEO that does not know how to innovate.
113. brock8687 (Posts: 10; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)
note 2 is an awesome device..... just read the awesome review at gsmarena as well on this site...... eagerly waiting for the beast!!! but i doubt it is gonna beat s3 in terms of sales (i wished it would) just coz of its size which does not cater to everyone..... but s3 rules and dont think its gonna be affected by the optimus G or the htc beast..... plain and simple coz sammy understands the pulse of the market and knows what to throw at them....
3. mozes316 (Posts: 142; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)
I can't say that I'm surprised...
Good for them!
34. shamatuu (Posts: 159; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)
Same here! it was bound to happen anyways b/c of destiny.
5. The_Innovation (Posts: 597; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)
Hey if anyone has a source, can you post a link showing the number of SGS III units sold vs iPhone 5 as of the iPhone 5 release date?
6. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)
Wow. I guess we have phone of the year 2012. way to go Sammy. Good job done. really looking forward to Gnex II.
7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 9849; Member since: 14 May 2012)
I think it was pretty obvious that it was going to be phone of the year... The same way the Galaxy SII was.
8. The_Innovation (Posts: 597; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)
Oh man...GNEX II. Can't wait myself!
27. maxican16 (Posts: 364; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
Sorry if you've already heard, but a GNex 2 is already in the works. Sounds like more of a rehash than a completely new design, but hey, it's the best phone I've ever owned!
31. -box- (Posts: 3973; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
2012 isn't over yet, and "of the year" doesn't mean sales numbers, otherwise toyota camrys and Ford F-150s would always win "of the year" car and truck competitions.
GS3 is a great device, but, for me, the only phones I have eyes for this year are the Lumia 920 and 808 PureView
9. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)
they way Sammy is innovating and delivering the best, there is no stopping. They truly deserve it.
10. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
That's right, Apple is desperate to stop Sammy, but it's like trying to catch a bullet in flight. The SGIII is simply years ahead of the iPhone 5, with still more innovations to come.
24. darkkjedii (Posts: 15661; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
100% untrue. No phone is years ahead of the iPhone, these phones both have pros and cons. S3 is still more laggy than ip5, the ip5 cant run flash. The galaxy still has to limit for mms of videos. The ip5 cant expand storage. A true techie would know that, a blabber mouth wouldn't.
28. maxican16 (Posts: 364; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
Valid points. But from all accounts, the SIII hasn't much lag. And wait til it gets JB. Oh, and nevermind the fact that it is actually, truly multitasking while experiencing little to no lag.
36. tedkord (Posts: 7378; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
I can tell your as a GS3 owner, it hasn't any lag. Zero. Even if you multitask several apps, which of course isn't a fair comparison, since the competition can't truly multitask.
40. darkkjedii (Posts: 15661; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
I tried the gs3, and while its an incredible device it does and did lag if only cuz it does so much that some times it out performs its ram. I took it back, and settled on an Htc one x international which I still have. I also hate the built in touch wiz email app on the gs3. The fact that u can't view a video n the email kills me, u have to save it to the sd then go view it there. I don't like that.
42. darkkjedii (Posts: 15661; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Ted on iOS u double click the home button leave what u were doing and come back to it exactly where u left off without having to reload the app. U can also leave open any app or amount of apps u choose I love doing that with YouTube. What more can u ask of multitasking bro. True multitasking is what I just explained.
65. tedkord (Posts: 7378; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
No, true multitasking is all those apps running at the same time. You don't have to put one in suspend to run another. The iPhone doesn't do it, never has.
71. darkkjedii (Posts: 15661; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
What's the difference when the outcome is the same. The app is there and ready when u go back to it.
72. darkkjedii (Posts: 15661; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Also no matter how many run at one time. The one your currently in is the one your using.
100. protozeloz (Posts: 5387; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Depends on what you do, on my iPad update the update paused and every time I closed the thing and wanted to do something different (same happens with downloading apps), now on android updates continues even when I'm using the phone while it downloads, so I see an advantage there, some apps on iOS start all over again when you "multitask" try for example making a iTunes account on your device (iOS5) and turn the screen off... you might need to start all over, and same with other stuff which is annoying
95. Apple_Royally_ (banned) (Posts: 42; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)
it dosnt need to. even if it does it will start to lag and stutter and force close. even with 4cpu and ill-written apps no wonder it preforms slowly. The OS is still immatured manufacutres cant provide decent hardware for its own handsets.
45. darkkjedii (Posts: 15661; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Remember bro I'm primarily an iOS user, but I'm still a huge android fan. A true techie, like u.
18. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)
People are scare of Galaxy S3 will be ban by rotten Apple lawsuit. They are rushing to buy every available GS3 at $100 with 2 years contract best deal and best phone on earth.
23. gallitoking (Posts: 4704; Member since: 17 May 2011)
when you follow Apple's footsteps you get results.. congrats Sammy
37. tedkord (Posts: 7378; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
It's tough to follow someone's footsteps when you're so far ahead of them they're just a dot in your rear view mirror.
75. darkkjedii (Posts: 15661; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Ted if u don't think Sammy's followed, and learned from apple u r nuts. The og galaxy heavily borrowed from the iPhone. As did the gs2 from the iPhone 4. Now u notice the galaxy s 3 series all look alike regardless of carrier. It's now a true brand and it is awesome. iPhone series all look alike regardless of carrier it is a true brand. On that front Sammy followed n apples footsteps. Brand recognition is where it's at.
128. letgomyeggroll (Posts: 138; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)
You all need to look at the history and do some research. No one followed or borrowed from Apple. Apple's technologies and ideas came from everyone else. They just spend more money on their marketing which gave them the boost. Everything that they have now, have been out before they even consider to put on their device. Apple don't take the chances on new technologies when it first comes out. Samsung and among other companies do!!!!! Ask yourself, how long did it take Apple to make camera work on the IPhone and than the front camera? On top of that they had to come out with the S model to have the video to work. How long did it take them to Nav maps on it. The voice command on phones came out way before Apple did, and so did touch screen. Get it straight, Apple doesn't make or even engineer any of the parts they put together or their device. The only make one thing...the operating system. For all Apple's fan, think outside a box for a minute. I use to have an IPhone, and I liked it at that time until I tried a Android. Never Again Apple!!!!!!!!
48. Apple_Royally_ (banned) (Posts: 42; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)
Yes. R&D vs manufacturing: R&D wins.....®
67. tedkord (Posts: 7378; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Have you read any of the articles computing Apple's R&D budget to other tech companies? It's pretty telling. (Oh, and buying other companies to put their product in your device isn't R&D. Nor is stealing something like swipe to unlock or drop down notification shade.)
73. darkkjedii (Posts: 15661; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Well google does that. They buy companies and absorb their tech also.
96. tedkord (Posts: 7378; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Sure they do. But they don't then try to ban any device that does anything similar to that tech.
79. darkkjedii (Posts: 15661; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
That's true and not as an insult to Samsung. Apple has a good sales model, that can't b argued. And now Sammy has one as well the galaxy line is beast of a brand.
29. maxican16 (Posts: 364; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
... And you know becaaaause.. you've held one in your hand? Benchmarked it? Compared them side by side? No? Oh.
Let them drop. Then let the best phone win!